Probably my biggest goal for myself is to accept the things I cannot change. On one hand, I must give myself credit for how far I have come, and on the other hand, I have to think about how often I get angry and up in arms about the things I cannot change. Always in progress, always complete.
I'm reminded a great deal of the four noble truths: the very nature of life is suffering, suffering is caused to our attachments- and probably attachments to how we think things "should be." There is a way to extinguish the suffering, and the suffering and pain can even lead you to the love and liberation that you know is possible.
Pretty awesome to think of that. So I'm going to present a challenge to you that I have already presented to myself. For today, be your own best friend and say all the compassionate and kind things to yourself that you wish others would say. In doing so, the loving kindness you create will help you to accept the things you cannot change.
As Jill Bolte Taylor said, enlightenment is a thought away. And it is your choice. Love that!